Thank you for being a part of the fair

Dear Editor, the Stokes County Fair Board would like to thank everyone in the community that came and supported the Stokes County Agricultural Fair.

A special thank you to Dayla Kohler and her helpers for their hard work for the “Parade of Breeds”.

Thank you Susan Roudabush, Carl Mitchell, and the FFA Team from South Stokes for managing the Livestock shows, Donna Beck for managing the Poultry, and thank you South Stokes 4-H.

On stage Billy Myers, Driffwood, Royal House, Mountain Roads, Pinnacle Drum Band, Fenders and West Stokes ensemble graced us with their talent. Thank you Piedmont Cheering Hearts, McNally’s Racing Pigs, Pony Rides and B & K Carnival for providing entertainment throughout the Fair. Josh Gary was our amazing promoter for the “Brawl in the Barn.”

Thank you Smitty’s Apples for sponsoring the Fried Apple Contest! We would also like to thank all our sponsors, BEST OF SHOW sponsors and all our judges. Thank you Stokes County Sheriff’s Department, King Police and King Fire Department.

Without ALL the volunteers this fair would not happen! Thank you to everyone for all your hard work at the fair and throughout the entire year. If you are willing to volunteer at the fair, please contact us. All talents are needed!

The Departments A-H had 225 individual exhibitors, with 200 different winners, and 1270 entries. The Horticulture Department had 77 exhibitors, with 665 entries. The Livestock had 99 exhibitors and 184 animals. Poultry Department had 4 exhibitors and 33 poultry (including a duck, turkey and rabbits). If you have something you would like to exhibit, just contact us for more information.

All the winners in competitions are listed on our website by departments at We invite you to visit the site to view all of our winners. Don’t forget to see us on Facebook.

We are excited for the selections for Best of Show winners for Adult and Youth Groups going to the N.C. State Fair in October. They compete with other Best of Show winners from other counties for judging. Our winners this year in Adult was Debora Shaffer (basket), and Youth was Ruth Beasley (picture).

We are a members of North Carolina Agricultural Fair Association, our purpose is to educate the community with competitions in Crafts, Canning, Baking, Sewing, Horticulture, Bees and Honey, Community booths, Livestock and Poultry and much more.

We would encourage school groups to participate in our Fine Arts and Horticulture contests next year, which include Apples, “Taters” gourds and other categories.

We had 37 adult cakes and 22 youth cakes auctioned and all the proceeds go to the exhibitors.

BINGO was added this year and everyone enjoyed it.

The most frequent question we are asked is “When will we have a Ferris Wheel”? We sat down and renegotiated the terms of the rides provided by the Fair and next year we will have one!

Mark your calendars next year for September 11, 2017 to bring your entries, The Fair Midway, exhibits, and barn will open September 12 – 16, 2017 “LIKE” us on Facebook so you can stay up to date!

Stokes County Fair Board

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